Fairport is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,305 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fairport is the 305th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Fairport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Fairport is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairport is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairport who work in office and administrative support (17.10%), sales jobs (13.99%), and teaching (12.80%).
Also of interest is that Fairport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.62% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Fairport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Fairport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fairport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fairport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fairport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fairport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.36% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairport in 2018 was $43,253, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,012 for a family of four. However, Fairport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairport residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Fairport include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fairport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.